If you were one of the lucky ones who have been asked the most important question of your life, you are probably wondering what to do next. You already said yes, freaked out with excitement, joyfully screamed the news to your family and friends, changed your relationship status, now what? Now you have to start deciding when the big day is going to be, where, and who you want to invite. As the bride, one of the tasks you are given that is your own decision is who are the special young ladies you want to be standing right next to you while you say “I do.”
Before I tell you how to ask your friends and family to be your bridesmaids, I am going to tell you who can be your best choices. If you have sisters, I bet you girls already assigned who would be the maid of honor or bridesmaid for which sister (I know I did with my sisters) so there is an easy decision for you. Also, I suggest that if your fiancée has a sister, you can ask her to be a bridesmaid because if you aren’t that close, you could include her into your circle of friends and grow closer to your future sister-in-law. If you don’t have these options and you have close cousins or other relatives who have practically been sisters to you, they are definitely good candidates.
Relatives are usually the easiest to pick and ask to be bridesmaids because family members could never say no. Now you must be wondering “which friends should I ask?” That should also be easy, although here is the number one thing to remember when asking anyone to be your bridesmaids: you should ask them because you want them to be a part of this special moment in your life, not because you are worried if your friendship would be shaky if you don’t.
Now, the best way to ask your friends and family to be your bridesmaids is to take them all out for a great outing that you know they will all enjoy. Then giving them a sincere request will make it impossible for them to say no. Asking the right people will definitely help your wedding parties be more fun, but mostly cared for and appreciated for.